Storm debris clean-up continues
The clean-up of storm debris in waters around the Peninsula continues more than a month after March's flooding storm.
Volunteers from the Peninsula joined a Clean4Shore team to clean the northern shores of Broken Bay.
Co-ordinator Mr Graham Johnston said: "Reports of bulk polystyrene on the rocky foreshores from Wagstaff Point to Lobster Beach were indeed correct as the small team filled 12 very large bags with polystyrene and aluminium cladding which has drifted on the rocks and broken apart.
"Our first task was Lobster Beach.
"After viewing the polystyrene on the foreshore prior to Lobster, expectations of bulk rubbish was expected.
"However, local intervention had removed all small litter from this beach with only treated pine logs removed by the team.
"Further towards Little Box, bulk pallets were sited in the small cove.
"These required floating out to the barge to be lifted on board, due to the tidal surge.
"Eight pallets were removed here.
"A large roll of plastic wrapped around a log was the next target.
"With a short swim, a sharp knife and bagging, floating out to the barge again completed the task.
"The polystyrene had our team leaving the barge in the calmer waters inside the Ettalong Channel, with a hike around the rocks to the broken polystyrene.
"Hundred pieces existed, all in the process of further breakdown.
"This was bagged, and carried back to the barge with the twisted aluminium cladding to give us a good returning load.
"A fridge was sited close to the Booker Bay boat ramp, and loaded on board."
Social media, 27 Apr 2021
Graham Johnston, Clean4Shore